For the first time since she filed for divorce on June 4, Kelly Clarkson is addressing the end of her seven-year marriage to Brandon Blackstock.
Speaking with Willie Geist from The Today Show, the singer revealed that amid filing for divorce, hosting her talk show, and filming The Voice, she has somehow had time to write and record a new album.
“This next record, this will probably be the most personal one I’ve ever released,” she told Geist. “And the whole record is basically every emotion you experience from the beginning of a relationship to the end of what it is now or where it is now, and it’s been very therapeutic for me.“
Clarkson made headlines when she filed for divorce mainly because it took so many people by surprise. She and Blackstock had been quarantined together with their children on their Montana ranch since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
Her fans didn’t even know she had left Montana until it was reported that she filed in Los Angeles, California, where the former couple lived, although just one month before the divorce filing, they listed their eight bedroom, nine bathroom home for sale.
Clarkson did say that creating this album with her kids around has been a little weird.
“There’s one that my kids sing in the car,” she said. “I’m going through mixes, and I’m just, like, ‘This is weird.’ Like, it’s your relationship. I’ve never written about my life to where my kids are, like, singing along.”
Geist asked if they understood that they are essentially singing along to a song about their parents’ breaking up, and Clarkson assured him they have no clue.
“No, they’re 4 and 6, and so that’s a little different, but whatever. It is what it is,” she said.
Clarkson is an incredible songwriter, having written many emotional songs including “Piece By Piece,” so we can’t wait to hear what she has in store for us next. No word on when the album will be released.
See her open up to Geist here.
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